How present are plants in your life? Do you notice them, or consider them part of the background? This video explores the relationships we have with the photosynthetic ones - those beings thanks to whom we can breathe, and thus be alive. By learning to listen to the vegetal world, the Planthroposcene pushes us to explore other ways of being human and thus disrupt colonial and anthropocentric understandings of what plants are.
This is an exploration and commemoration of a deadly pig pandemic and the lives it touched. It’s created by humans who believe it is important to find ways to respond to this catastrophe.
What shapes the life experiences of a young Roma woman? In this video essay, izabela marin interlocks stories from their own life with feminist and antiracist theory, to account for the multitude of oppressions and the particular sufferings of these embodiments.
The video touches upon the concept of choreopolitics – a theory of body and movements, specifically in the context of protesting for Black lives. It has two voices, two writers, Grey & Zane. Grey Armstrong shares his experience as a Black trans man in the USA, focusing on one encounter with the police. Zane McNeill criticizes the insufficient engagement of the LGBTQIA+ community with antiracism, and talks about his responsibility as a white trans person to be in the streets, opposing white supremacy.
How can we think up better responses to resist neoliberalism? And what if, maybe, these responses are actually actions, happenings, as proposed by care ethics? This video was made in collaboration with Riley Valentine, who is a Ph.D. student in Political Science. They study political rhetoric and ideology, using care ethics as an alternative to neoliberalism. Drawing from care ethics literature, Riley argues how care is one way of doing and acting morally towards those around us.
We are glad to be having Z. Zane McNeill to debut our new series of collaborations with other scholars and activists! In this piece, he wrote about how structures of oppression (and thus, liberation) are etched within our bodies, using theory from Eli Clare and Michel Foucault and speaking honestly about personal experience.